Jay Patel Promoted to Vonage Chief Product Officer
Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, announced that Omar Javaid has been named President of the Company’s API Platform Group. In this role, Omar will drive the vision and development of Vonage’s communications APIs via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform and will continue to provide strategic oversight of the Company’s product portfolio.
Vonage’s Nexmo continues to be integral to accelerating the Company’s One Vonage strategy of delivering fully integrated cloud communications solutions to help enterprises improve how business gets done. Nexmo APIs provide businesses and developers alike with tools that allow them to build innovative and contextual communication experiences (via SMS, voice, video and messaging) directly into their applications, giving companies the freedom to innovate in ways that are critical to their success.
“I am thrilled to congratulate Omar and to recognize the significant impact he has made on the Company’s success in driving the growth of our API Platform strategy,” said Alan Masarek, Vonage CEO. “Omar has been a key driver in bringing our product portfolio to where it is today and we will continue to rely on his guidance as we accelerate the evolution and growth of our product roadmap.”
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As Mr. Javaid moves into his new role, Jay Patel, Vonage’s Senior Vice President of Portfolio Planning and Strategy over the last three years, has been promoted to Chief Product Officer. He will continue to report to Mr. Javaid. In this role, Mr. Patel will leverage his more than 20 years of experience building and guiding top-performing product development teams, with a focus on advancing product strategy, defining and executing on the Company’s product roadmap. Prior to Vonage, he served as Vice President of Engineering for consumer electronics and telecommunications company, Motorola Mobility, where he was responsible for driving product and technology development.
Vonage owns the entire communications stack – from carrier to application. With One Vonage, a microservices-architected platform, the Company provides a powerful combination of unified communications, contact center and communications APIs capabilities. Under Mr. Javaid’s leadership, Mr. Patel’s product team has worked to position Vonage as the first provider to bring these technologies together in one portfolio – all on a single platform. In his new role, Mr. Patel will lead the product team to continue to build and innovate on top of the One Vonage platform to help businesses create better employee and customer experiences.
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“Jay’s vast experience in product development and cloud services, as well as his proven leadership skills, will help Vonage to drive further innovation in our product development timeline,” said Mr. Javaid. “Since joining Vonage, Jay has made a tremendous impact on our product strategy, helping us to become a global leader in business cloud communications. I look forward to his continued success in leading our product teams.”
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